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After six years at Macmillan - Nature Publishing Group I am being made redundant, it's my last day here today. Some of you may know that 2 and a half years ago the company gave everyone notice that they intended to move all job roles to London in 2014. At the time I thought it was good that they gave us such long notice of the move but it turns out for those of us in Basingstoke not interested in doing a 1.5 to 2 hour each way commute to the London office that long wait felt like everything in life was put on hold until it finally got here.

In truth I am quite happy to go, the redundancy payout is quite nice and it's come at a good time meaning I can enjoy the summer months off work (don't be too jealous now), I'll be free to enjoy August with WorldCon and catching up with everyone coming to the UK for that. I will also be free to concentrate on TitanCon in September which is practically a full time job in itself. I can start looking for a new job after that and I feel confident that I'll find something new without too much trouble, after all everyone needs a website these days, it's a good field to be in.


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Jun. 27th, 2014 03:04 pm (UTC)
Interesting that they're moving jobs into London. It seems more companies are moving out of the capital as it's cheaper. We're benefitting from that here, with the customer service stuff for The Times having been moved out of London to Colchester, allowing me to get a job :)
Jun. 27th, 2014 04:28 pm (UTC)
Wow! Best of luck with the eventual job hunt!

See you soon!
Jun. 27th, 2014 07:35 pm (UTC)
Good luck with the job hunt!
Jun. 27th, 2014 10:02 pm (UTC)
I remember you talking about the redundancy all of those months/years ago. Glad to hear that you're OK with the change and that you've a plan going forward.

Have a lovely summer!!
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